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Schenck, Joseph M. 1877-1961

Overview
Works: 288 works in 743 publications in 4 languages and 11,317 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Short films  History  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Slapstick comedy films  Historical films  Chase films 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, pmn, Author, Production personnel, Other, Printmaker, Scenarist, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

49 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

17 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The navigator: Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht
Steamboat Bill, Jr. by Charles Riesner( Visual )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A college student is forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of riverboating during a feud between his father and a rival
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Sherlock Jr.] Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Our hospitality and Sherlock Jr.( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality: A New York man (Keaton) returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatization of the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
The general ; Cops ; Playhouse( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
College by James W Horne( Visual )

24 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

13 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven chances: A romantically jinxed young man must marry by 7 PM to inherit seven million dollars. While fate seems to thwart his efforts to woo the object of his true affection, public announcement of his strange predicament provides him with a throng of would-be brides. Neighbors: Buster tries to woo his tenement sweetheart in spite of the barriers that stand between them. The balloonatic: Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills
The general ; The playhouse ; Cops( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(The general) A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. (The playhouse) A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. (Cops) A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
The call of the wild by William A Wellman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack Thornton is an adventurer who travels the Yukon in search of gold. Whe he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog with the strenght of his part-wolf ancestry, Jack's luck changes. A winning $1,000 bet on Buck's stamina is only the first of the rewards that his friendship with the canine will bring. When the pair, along with Jack's friend Shorty, happen upon a woman who's lost her husband in the wild they begin their greatest adventure yet in this rousing tale of camaraderie and adventure"--Container
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

22 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

15 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, a fragile young man whose father sends him into the country where he hopes masculinity will blossom, is there mistaken for "Battling" Butler, a renowned prizefighter. Alfred carries on the ruse to impress a young lady, but his charade is soon complicated by the arrival of a true contender. [The haunted house] Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps. [The frozen North] Keaton experiences a variety of adventures in the Canadian Northwest including an attempt to rob a saloon and impersonating a Canadian Mountie
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Go West] A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. [The scarecrow] Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. [The paleface] Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
The general by Buster Keaton( Visual )

39 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejected by the Confederate Army as unfit and taken for a coward by his beloved, an engineer sets out to win the Civil War single handedly with the help of his cherished locomotive. The film simltaneously comic and historically accurate in its details
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1913 to 1916, Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle rose from the ranks of bit player to writer, director and star of comedies for Mack Sennett's Keystone Film Company. Because of Sennett's belief that actors were interchangeable, he lost Arbuckle to producer Joseph M. Schenck, who not only paid the comedian handsomely, but also permitted him complete creative control. To help in the new venture, Arbuckle recruited Buster Keaton, popular star of a knockabout vaudeville act; Keaton took a large pay cut to act in motion pictures, and Arbuckle welcomed his ideas andtaught him all he knew about making movies. This volume of the collection presents films that Arbuckle and Keaton made for Schenck between 1917 and 1918; they are presented chronologically so we can watch Buster grow from Arbuckle's bit player to his full partner. Following the 1921 scandal that was inflamed by a publicity-seeking prosecutor and the tabloid press, Arbuckle's films were withdrawn from circulation in America, and the negatives were not preserved. The films in this collection were gathered from international archives and private collections. The English intertitles are new, and except for Coney Island, derived from non-English sources. All the films are digitally mastered from 35mm, sometimes directly from the nitrate originals
Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 12 originally silent films with English intertitles and added musical accompaniment
Arbuckle & Keaton( Visual )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rough house: Contains Arbuckle's famous "roll dance," where at the breakfast table, he sticks two forks each into a separate roll and then uses them to do a parody of Charlie Chaplin's walk. Chaplin, appreciating the gag, later expanded on it for use in his film "The Gold Rush."
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Joseph M. Schenck Film studio executive

Joseph M. Schenck producteur américain

Joseph Schenck Amerikaans filmproducent (1878-1961)

Joseph Schenck produttore cinematografico russo

Joseph Schenck US-amerikanischer Filmindustrieller

Schenck, Joe 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph M.

Джозеф М. Шенк

Джозеф Шенк

Джозеф Шэнк

Шенк, Джозеф

Җозеф Шеңк

Ҷозеф Шенк

ג'וזף שנק

جوزف ام. شنک تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

ジョセフ・M・シェンク

约瑟夫·M·申克

約瑟夫·尚克

Languages
English (273)

Spanish (3)

French (3)

German (1)